US - Oklahoma's Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRS) is causing the state its biggest fiscal issue to date, according to commentators.
The fund is US$7.5bn under-funded and - given that the entire state budget is only $7bn - there seems to be no quick fix in sight.
The senate is looking at plans to either redirect around $43m from state mineral rights to the ailing fund or increase funding from taxes by half a percentage each year until 2011, which would close the gap by 2026.
Oklahoma TRS claim that their system is one of the worst funded in the country, due to state contributions not being equal to national levels.
The system’s asset allocation stands at 53% domestic equities, 17% international equities and 30% fixed income.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers